They call it “the Brewmaster’s Widow”; the abandoned brewery where Death Bogart’s brother died in an arson fire.
With his girlfriend, Wren Morgan, Death goes home to St. Louis to take on a deeply personal mystery. When Randy Bogart went into the Einstadt Brewery, he left his broken badge behind at the firehouse. So why did the coroner find one on his body? Every answer leads to more questions. Why did the phony badge have the wrong number? Who set the brewery fire? What is the connection between Randy’s death and the mysterious Cherokee Caves, where the opulent playground of 19th century beer barons falls into slow decay?
Not understanding how and why he lost his brother is breaking the ex-Marine’s heart. But the Brewmaster’s Widow is jealous of her secrets. Prying them loose could cost Death and Wren both their lives.
About the Author:
Loretta Ross is a writer and historian who lives and works in rural Missouri. She is an alumna of Cottey College and holds a BA in archaeology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has loved mysteries since she first learned to read. Death and the Redheaded Woman will be her first published novel.
Review of Death and The Brewmaster’s Widow
Review (3.5 Stars): This book had so many twists and turns to the story line that I was on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed spending time with Death and Wren, who were a great mystery solving duo, as they tried to discover the truth behind the murder of Death’s brother. Randy was a firefighter and he died under suspicious circumstances and Wren soon discovers that all the pieces don’t quite add up including why Randy’s body had a different badge number than the one that was originally assigned to him. From there, it becomes a non-stop whodunnit that I had great time keeping up with.
This is the second book in the Auction Block mystery series and I’m looking forward to going back and meeting Wren and Death during their first mystery together. This book was fun and very entertaining and I’m looking forward to what Ms. Ross puts out next.